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Etymology 1Edit

From Spanish carnaval, Portuguese carnaval.

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carnaval (countable and uncountable, plural carnavals)

  1. One of various large carnivals held before the beginning of Lent, especially in Latin America.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

carnaval (plural carnavals)

  1. Obsolete spelling of carnival

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian carnevale

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carnaval m (plural carnavals)

  1. carnival (festival held just before Lent)
    Synonym: carnestoltes (in the Catalan Countries)

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DutchEdit

 
Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From French, see below, either from Italian carnivale, from Middle Latin carnelevale, from carnem (flesh) + levāre (lighten, raise) or directly from Middle Latin. The alternative carnem vale "flesh farewell" is believed to be folk etymology.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑrnaːvɑl/, /kɑrnaːˈvɑl/, [ˈkɑrnəvɑl]
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carnaval n (plural carnavals, diminutive carnavalletje n)

  1. The carnival, last festive occasion(s) before Lent, notably on Shrove Tuesday
  2. (within the southern Netherlands and Belgium, specifically) A festival celebrated with costuming, parades and other festivities, with a general emphasis on parody, jest and local tradition and dialect.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Either from Italian carnevale, from Medieval Latin carnelevale, from caro (flesh) + levo (to lighten, to raise), or directly from Medieval Latin.

The alternative carne vale (to flesh/meat, farewell) is believed to be a folk etymology.

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carnaval m (plural carnavals)

  1. The carnival, last festive occasion before Lent, notably on Shrove Tuesday, marked by a masked parade and/or ball

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PortugueseEdit

 
Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

EtymologyEdit

From Italian carnevale (carnival), from the Latin phrase carnis levare, to put away meat.

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carnaval m (plural carnavais)

  1. carnival (festive occasion marked by parades)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian carnevale

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /karnaˈbal/, [karnaˈβal]

NounEdit

carnaval m (plural carnavales)

  1. carnival (festival held just before Lent)

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